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3rd Annual Merry & Bright Union Station Lighting Event & Toy Drive

An event to benefit the Wichita Children’s Home

Thursday, November 21
5:30-7:00 pm
Union Station Plaza

Be a Part of the Holiday Magic!

This year's event will once again feature the lighting of the Union Station building, photos with Santa, carriage rides, hot cocoa and cookies, a kids' activity station, and special performances, as well as a TV partnership with KWCH Channel 12 and Summit Media.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Wichita Children’s Home.

Event Activities:

The evening will be filled with holiday activities, music and more!

  • Toy drive to benefit the Wichita Children’s Home
  • Lighting of the Great Plains Transportation Museum train
  • KWCH Channel 12 will cover the event live with co-sponsor SummitMedia (KFDI-FM 101.3)
  • Photos with Santa
  • Carriage rides with Brower Carriages
  • Interactive Kids’ Station with Envision Arts Gallery
  • Live performance by Ballet Wichita
  • Live performance by Northwest High School Concert Choir
  • Cocoa and cookies with Cushman & Wakefield and Insomnia Cookies
  • The Wichita Police Department Mounted Unit
  • DJ by TJ Tunes
Ballet Wichita performing at 2023 Merry & Bright event

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Thank You Sponsors & Event Partners

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners who are helping make this year’s event possible!